Battle of Dundee (Glencoe), October 20, 1899

Battle of Dundee (Glencoe), October 20, 1899. 1899-1900. Signed “A Sutherland ’99.” G.W. Bacon & Co., London, publisher. Lithograph, 78.7 x 56.7 cm. First in collection of 7 chromolithographic plates of panoramic battle scenes, by Sutherland. In this one the British infantry in red and blue uniforms surrounds and attacks the enemy on hilltop. Source: The Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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In order readily to distinguish the different regiments the home uniforms have been retained (the majority of our troops fought in khaki).

STORY OF THE BATTLE TOLD IN HEADLINES:—The first Battle of the Campaign — Skill of the British Gunners—Bravery and devotion of our Officers and men — General Symons mortally wounded — Searching Boer rifle fire — Pluck of the Burgher Force— Dash of The Irish Troops — Scaling Talana Hill under heavy fire — The final Rush Boers swept from the top—Their Horses stampeded — Terrible slaughter by Cavalry — Heavy losses on both sides —Moral effect of the Victory.

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